Ash Patel serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO & President of Commercial Bank of California. He has over 20 years of banking experience, from entrepreneurial orientation to banking with the small businesses. Mr. Patel’s principle management style is based upon investing in relationships and technology to enhance the client experience with CBC. Mr. Patel focuses on human capital investments, and inspiring staff and clients to join the "PJ2B" initiative (also known as the Purposeful Journey to a Billion) that has led to the successful turnaround of Commercial Bank of California. Under Mr. Patel's leadership CBC has shown significant growth from around $200 million in assets in 2013, to nearly $2.0 billion as of December 31, 2021. This growth was accomplished both organically and through acquisition.